Paddy straw as cattle feed: a proposal by Punjab Government:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Punjab Government has proposed to use the paddy crop residue as fodder for animals, especially cattle.   Potential benefits of this move: Punjab produces over 20 million tonnes of paddy straw every year. Most of it is burnt in fields by farmers, leading to widespread air …

Bio-decomposer to tackle stubble burning:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   stubble burning: Context: The Delhi government has started spraying bio-decomposer solution in farmlands to decompose the stubble left after the harvest.   Background: The Delhi government sees the bio-decomposer as a solution to stubble burning and has been urging other States to …

Indian Space Association:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: Indian Space Association (ISpA) was recently formally launched by Prime Minister Modi. It will be the premier industry association of space and satellite companies. Aims and objectives: ISpA aims to be a forum of the space industry in the Indian private sector and partner the Government …

Iran makes more 20% enriched uranium than watchdog reported:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: Iran has produced more than 120 kilograms (265 pounds) of 20% enriched uranium,  far more than what the U.N. nuclear watchdog reported last month.   Background: In September, the International Atomic Energy Agency said …

Kalapani Dispute

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Kalapani Dispute Context: Nepalese political parties have a general consensus over the fact that Kalapani in Uttarakhand is part of Nepal’s sovereign territory, said former Nepalese Foreign Minister. However, India rejected this claim. Where is Kalapani located? Located in the easternmost corner of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh …

Rajasthan’s marriage registration Bill:

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues.   Rajasthan’s marriage registration Bill: Context: The Rajasthan government has rolled back the Rajasthan Compulsory Registrations of Marriage Amendment Bill, 2021, after it got embroiled in controversy for making it mandatory to register all marriages, including those of minors.   …